` In May of 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope was released with overwhelmingly positive reviews and marking a new era in cinema. The writer and director of the film, George Lucas, decided to expand upon the Star Wars universe in 1999 by making Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, with a story that took place before the original film’s story. This movie was made with advanced equipment and cutting-edge CGI (for 1999), nonetheless, the movie was panned by critics and enraged an entire generation of moviegoers. The answer to why this happened lies in the differences between the two films: use of special effects, construction of characters, and complexity of plot. “A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing”, said George Lucas after completing the Star Wars trilogy. Most of the special effects in the original film were detailed models that were designed by professional artists. Although models are …show more content…
evil driving the plot. A New Hope tells everything the viewer needs to know in the first ten seconds, by showing how large the empire is and how small the rebels are (see figure 1). The plot is so simple and concise that almost no exposition is required for the movie to explain itself, because everything is already explained. The Phantom Menace starts with two Jedi talking about a trade dispute with the Trade Federation, right off the bat this is incredibly dull for a Si-Fi movie for kids. The plot then falls into a continuous loop of a minute of action and then ten minutes of exposition, resulting in a boring plot and meaningless action. Looking at the big picture in both films, it’s obvious why A New Hope is considered to be vastly better than The Phantom Menace. A New Hope has a simple plot that is easy to understand. The characters are logical and are generally relatable. While The Phantom Menace overuses special effects, and doesn’t have a clear
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All three of the stories start with the hero in the ordinary world. For the most part the ordinary world in all of the stories is a setting the hero is unpleased with. Katniss does not like the scarcity of food in her district, Ender gets bullied for being so smart, and Luke wants to leave the farm he lives on. All of them are not anyone you would expect to be involved in anything important. The call to adventure in all the stories are relatively similar.
In Ender’s Game, Colonel Graff states, “With Ender, we have to strike a delicate balance. Isolate him enough that he remains creative-otherwise he’ll adopt the system here and we’ll lose him. At the same time, we need to make sure he keeps a strong ability to lead. ”Graff is talking about his plans for Ender and how to make the perfect commander. This was the major story line throughout the novel.
The presentation of the story. Both stories were in the 3rd point of view. This allows the viewer to immerse themselves in the story telling. Star Wars is a space fantasy based movie, it’s setting and story wouldn’t resonate with earthlings. They would understand the Rebel’s reason for rebellion on an intellectual level, but would be unable to on an emotional level.
The movie doesn’t tell the audience how Anakin is struggling, instead, it shows it through the actors’ facial expressions and acting. The dialogue
The novel version of War of the Worlds is more effective at creating fear of the unknown with more vivid descriptions and details. In the novel version, the scene is sunset and as night is associated with "when bad things happen” there is an element of fear of what is to come. The author’s word choice describing the crowd and eyewitness when the alien first appears, “A sudden chill came over me.” , “astonishment giving place to horror”, “ungovernable terror gripped me”, and “stood petrified and staring” also heightens the fear of the unknown. There is no such description in the radio broadcast.
Whether some think the movie is different or not, there are many comparisons and contrasts from the movie and the book. Although the adaptation is only a part of the real book, it still has many differences from the book. Ben-Hur is a story of a man who fought through many battles just to protect his viewpoint on his God. There was an argument between he and his friend because of their spiritual beliefs. They both went against each other which brought them through the path of hatred and grief.
Star Wars has a worldwide appeal that is here to stay for many generations to come, but how has it done this? While director George Lucas has received mixed reactions for his approach towards the prequels, this does not undermine the fact that George
The war games, mind games, and the final battle were much more vivid in the movies. Special effects are powerful in any movie, but they were especially important in this movie as the scenes were so different from our experiences. The novel described the scenes, but the movie made you feel the emotions more strongly. This was really true in the final “game” when Ender realized he had just wiped out an entire
Film has certain limitations like time, imagination, and the need to collaborate with many people and work together. Sometimes films don’t tell the story very well because the filmmaker can change the story and change what happens. A film sometimes
There is so much technology in these films that mankind could one day create, so much that could be based off of science. Though the film shows us the technology present is common place for that universe, it takes the audience by storm and captivates like no film before it’s time. The antagonist, while using science to an extreme potential, is not science itself and could exist without technology. And the final nail in the coffin, the force. The key which ties all the films together and fuels the fire between the opposing forces is a work of fantasy.
TruthSent Reviews: The Force Awakens and The Future of the Star Wars Franchise Greetings first time viewers of this website. This is TruthSent and today I will be reviewing The Force Awakens, which is directed by J.J. Abrams that came out in December of last year (2015). The cast are ( not in any particular order) : Harrison Ford as Han Solo, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia, Anthony Daniels as C-3PO, Peter Mayhem as Chewbacca, and newcomers Adam Driver as Kylo Ren, Daisy Ridley as Rey, John Boyega as Finn, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Katana, Oscar Issac as Poe Dameron, Andy Serkiss as Supreme Commander Snoke, and finally Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux. Now on to the review. Fair Warning: